Penn State graduate transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens has taken to Twitter to announce that he is going to be transferring to Mississippi State to play his final season for his former offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
Hail State! 🐶 pic.twitter.com/5sftwixC57— Tommy Stevens (@TMS_II) May 17, 2019
Nick Fitzgerald was a senior last season so on top of trying to replace a lot of the defensive players off of a defense that finished second in college football last season in points per game allowed, they were also going to have to replace a very productive quarterback. Getting Tommy Stevens to transfer in relieves that need and will give them all of this upcoming season to try and find or to develop their next quarterback.
While at Penn State, Stevens didn’t see too much time on the field because Trace McSorley was so successful, but when he did get on the field he showed the ability to be a good dual-threat quarterback.
In his career he has ran the ball 76 times for 506 yards and 8 touchdowns, and throwing the ball he has only completed 58.5% of his passes for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns to 1 interception, but he has only thrown 41 passes in his career.
Considering Moorhead was his offensive coordinator at Penn State up until last season, Stevens should fit in pretty seamlessly and there should be very little transition or learning time that might exist for a lot of transfers.
He also will fit into the offense perfectly. He plays a very similar style to Nick Fitzgerald and they are nearly the same size, so Mississippi State fans should feel a lot of similarities while watching Stevens this upcoming season that they did when they watched Nick Fitzgerald.
Looking forward, the Bulldogs already have four-star quarterback signee Garrett Shrader on campus and bringing Stevens in should give him a full year to develop in their system.
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